When you are working hard to prepare your family to survive in a SHTF scenario, it’s important that you have proper weapons for self-defense. But you also need to have good weapons and tools for hunting if you want to be prepared for long-term survival. Eventually your stockpiles of canned goods will run out and then you need to have a solution to find food for your family. Obviously, having some good firearms is the first step, but there are a lot of great hunting tools that have major advantages over guns. Let’s look at 7 of the best survival hunting tools that are perfect for preppers.
Slingshots are not just toys for your kid! Now you can get a heavy duty survival slingshot that is fully capable of landing small game and providing a much-needed meal for your family. With 25 pound pull, this Archer Standard slingshot is 50 percent more powerful than a typical plastic model. You can also use the sling to shoot standard arrows. I love that this slingshot has a watertight chamber where you can stow away your ammo or a few small survival supplies while you are hunting.
One of the easiest options for finding fast food is to go to the nearest body of water. This casting rod is fully collapsible and compact enough to stow away in your bug out bag or hiking pack. It is made from stainless steel for maximum durability and Emmrodd claims that it is virtually indestructible. This is my absolute favorite piece of hunting gear that we have included in our preps!
This skinner knife makes it easy to break down your kill. There are comfortable thumb grip ridges to make it easy to hold as you skin that deer. The point is made in a turned-down design to make skinning easier, but the knife is sharp enough to cut through even thick layers of meat. This knife comes with a beautiful black leather sheath and it is a must-have for every prepper that plans to use hunting as a food source in a SHTF situation.
About a year ago, I became slightly obsessed with crossbows and I tried over a dozen models to find the perfect one that was both comfortable and easy to handle. I love the Barnett Wildcat C5 because it is super lightweight and has a comfortable thumbhole grip. Not only does it look really sleek, but it is surprisingly powerful on the range or out in the woods. The C5 comes with a beautiful quiver, three arrows, and red dot sight. I highly recommend all preppers take a look at this one!
If you don’t have an air rifle mixed in with your other gear, you need to get one now. There are a lot of benefits to air rifles. First and foremost, they are quiet and allow you to hunt for small game without drawing any attention from other nearby hunters. The Gamo Big Cat is heavy duty and has a single cocking system and a comfortable non-slip grid. It is easy to aim, even for the rookie shooter. Best of all, this rifle has 4x magnification on the scope so it’s easy to spot and kill even a small squirrel while you are hiding in the trees.
Every serious survivalist needs a machete and this 15-inch blade is no joke! The Gerber Gator has a fine edge blade on one side and a saw blade on the other. It’s perfect for cleaning your kill and prepping your meal after the hunt. This machete is surprisingly lightweight, weighing in at only one pound. It comes with a nylon sheath that attaches to your belt loop for easy portability on the hunt.
This hunting set from Elk Ridge is a lot of bang for your buck! You get a hunting knife with gut hook, a high quality hatchet, and a durable sheath. This is really the best bet if you are looking for your first hunting knife because you get two great weapons for the price of one.
Whether you choose one of buy them all, these 7 hunting tools will serve you well in a survival situation. Make sure you think beyond your guns as you prepare for hunting in a post-SHTF world. Eventually ammo will run out and you need to have a back-up plan to put food on the table.
What are some other hunting tools that you have added to your preps?